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Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a cryptographic protocol that ensures privacy when two applications – typically a client and a server – communicate. TLS dictates that to establish trust between the two applications, they must “shake hands” at the beginning of any communication session.
A TLS handshake is essentially a lightning-fast electronic conversation in which the two applications agree on how they will scramble the contents of their messages so that no outside party can read them. This scrambling process is called encryption, and the scrambling method is called a cipher.
At Redstor, we use TLS to create secure sessions between our data management agent (the client in this scenario) and the storage platform (the server). The storage platform supports the use of TLS 1.2.
Guarding against protocol downgrade attacks on your organisation prevents the stealing of login credentials or personal information, the interception and modification of communications, or the corruption of your data.
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During Redstor’s backup process, the individual blocks that make up your data are compressed and encrypted using the 256-bit AES in Galois Counter Mode (GCM) before they are transferred from your servers to our storage platform.
We also verify the integrity of each block of your data before it is stored for the first time. TLS is used to authenticate all data transfers.